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Horseback Riding in Valle de Guadalupe

Kara S.

Kara S.

Valle de Guadalupe lover and explorer.

5 min read

Adventuring on your relaxing wine trip might be the activity you aren’t looking for, but might just need. What better way to do this than by horseback riding in Valle de Guadalupe? Take in the breathtaking views from the mountaintop, or experience the warm ocean breeze from the beach, all while riding beautiful, trained horses with experienced guides by your side.

Whether you want to stay near the wine and go horseback riding through vineyards or want to take a trip away from the vino for a while and experience something new in the Valle, horseback riding is a relaxing adventure full of of excitement, connection, and clarity.

Start planning this adventure experience today! Check out some of our favorite places below.

Azteca Horses at Adobe Guadalupe


Interested in learning some of the rich culture this area has to offer? Adobe Guadalupe prides itself on their horses being the “celebration of mestizaje” and offers gentle, easy-going horses for a 60-minute excursion through the vineyards.

If you are not too familiar with horseback riding, this experience is for you. The vineyard and Inn holds a breeder center of Azteca Sport horses with professionals who raise and train them. The same professionals take you on your tour with their trained horses. This is a great option for learners as the horses prove to be safe, intelligent, and reliable companions on your trip through the vineyard.

You will be guided through a relaxing and rejuvenating ride with Salomon, the company’s seasoned tour guide with over 15-years of professional background as a groom. The best part is that after you are done, you can recap your experience, or reward yourself for trying something new by heading to the tasting room for some wine or even some lunch at the famous Adobe Guadalupe Food truck. Plan enough time to spend the day at this magical place, we promise you won’t want to leave. For this reason, EXPLORE VDG, has curated an experience for their clients that incorporates horseback riding, wine, food, mezcal and tequila – because why not experience all when you are here.

Oceanview Lookout at Cuatro Cuatros

Photo by Cuatro Cuatros

Escape into nature with the Oceanview lookout ride with Cuatro Cuatros. Experience some of the Valle’s greatest landscapes and witness wildlife in its prime.

This one-of-a-kind horseback trip through the emblematic nature reserve of Valle de Guadalupe will serve as an experience with memories that will last a lifetime. You will not be disappointed to see the beautiful growth of flowers and plants that are native to the region, all with the crystal clear ocean as your backdrop.

With Cuatro Cuatros, there are two different experiences you and your party can partake in. If you don’t want to leave the wine behind, you can take a peaceful tour by horseback through the vineyards, or you can take the road less traveled and explore a ride to a beautiful lookout overlooking the ocean with the flora and fauna as the set dressings. If you really want to elevate the ride, guests may choose to ride up the mountain and then add a stop at the famous cliffside restaurant Bar Bura. Have a beer, cocktail or even appetizer and then take the bus back down the mountain.

Whether you choose the vineyards or the ocean, your tour is guaranteed to be peaceful and serene.

Equestrian Lessons at Club Equitarius

Take some lessons to get the lay of the land before embarking on a rugged tour. At Club Equitarius, operated by Hotel Boutique Valle de Guadalupe, you can experience a personalized, 60-minute equestrian lesson so that you can feel confident and comfortable while exploring the vineyards and lands of the Valle.

Lessons are not the only experience that the Club offers. If you are a more experienced rider or are not afraid of a challenge, horseback riding and wine tasting at Quinta Monasterio is a great option to experience two of the Valle’s greatest assets.

Have a large group with different skill levels? Take a trip to Club Equitarius for opportunities for all to have a great time and learn or do something new and exciting on your trip. All experiences are capped at 1 hour, so all experiences will end conveniently around the same time for your group to gather again.

Beach Ride with HM Logisticas

Photo by HM Logisticas
Photo by HM Logisticas

Interested in doing some horseback riding and Tuk Tuk riding on the same tour? You are in for a treat with this tour that lasts around 2 hours and introduces tourists to the culture of the residents in the Valle all while riding in Tuk Tuk and on horses!

This two-in-one experience is great for large groups (HM Logisticas can accommodate up to 20 guests) who would like a sightseeing tour with some adventure embedded in it. Learn how the locals live their daily lives with breathtaking views and picture-perfect landmarks to make your photo album shine.

Then, make your way to Playa Hermosa Beach and mount some horses for a beachside horseback riding tour. Take in the ocean air and relax after a stunning sightseeing tour visiting Cathedral de la Muestra Senora de Guadalupe church, the Ensenada Flea Market, and much more.

Ride the horses with professionals by your side, talking you through the culture of the landscape and ensuring safety for all members of your party. Then return back to Ensenada, close to the pier, where your tour will end.

This is perfect for the adventurous at heart who want a bit of both thrill on their tour!

Mountain & Beach Rides with Alex at La Mision Horseback Riding


An individualized experience like no other. The mountain and beach ride on horseback with Alex Garcia Bon are sure to be a trip highlight. Take a relaxing, serene horseback ride on Playa Hermosa Beach.

If you are looking for something subtle, yet engaging, this tour is perfect. Alex is described as a “responsible guide who knows his horses well and takes great care of his riders.” With Alex, you will feel comfortable to just relax and take it easy while riding a beautiful horse right next to an astonishingly blue ocean.

Alex also has Mountain rides. But the favorite seems to be a combination ride where guests can experience the mountain and beach ride in one tour. They can even ride to a local bar and grab take a quick break to enjoy some local cuisine and a cold margarita. Located outside of Valle de Guadalupe, it is the perfect way to start trip on your way to the valle or or complete your trip on your way home. This boutique experience and the personalized care for you and your party, this experience is best for couples looking for a romantic trip on horseback.

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